Vera Hickman Moore, 85, widow of Dock Moore, was born on March 10, 1935, to the late Vermell Davis and Johnny Hickman. She departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after battling a long-term illness.

She was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church, until her health failed and she could no longer attend.

She leaves to cherish fond memories: three daughters, Minister Dorethar (William) Wheeler of Mayesville, Lauraine (Mickey) Reid of Sumter and Staff Sgt. Regina (Dewayne) Dease of Sumter; 10 sons, Mills Moore of Thonotosassa, Florida, Willie Moore of Sumter, Leroy Moore of Rock Hill, Jimmie Lee Moore of Fort Pierce, Florida, Edward Moore of Sumter, Carnell (Dr. Nancy) Moore of Tampa, Florida, Jamana Eugene Moore of Sumter, Larry Rock of Columbia, Darry Rock of Sumter and Ernest Rock of Florida; one brother, Willie (Minnie) Hickman; one great-uncle, Jimmy Hickman of Gainesville, Florida; 39 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 585 Lower Lee School Road, Mayesville. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, please wear a mask.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church, 510 Manville-Wisacky Road, Bishopville, with Pastor Yancy Martin officiating.

The procession will leave at 2 p.m. from the home.

These services are entrusted to the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online messages may be sent to the family at Visit us on the web at www.WilliamsFuneralHomeInc.Com.